Home Staging and Decorating thought activism at its most passionate! Snappy answers and reasoned resets for your space and your stuff, and why it all matters so darn much.  

End of Summer 2018: Search for Fun and Meaning

Originally published August 2014, refreshed and reposted for 2018 Remember that white-hot and very worthwhile Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014?  The way it exploded confirmed many of us – famous or not – search for fun and meaning  this time of year. As part … Continued

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design is how The Refreshed Home does home design. It’s acronym (ODD) belies how user-friendly, efficient and very practical the process is.   On-Demand Design gets things done by way of an open-ended agreement. There is no long-term commitment.  Simply, clients … Continued

Designing With, and For Taurus

You might be more curious than a believer, but here’s a fun look at this sign: their decision style, and the decor ideas they stars say they’ll love.   Taurus (April 21-May 20) is represented by the Bull. An Earth sign, … Continued

Stager-ating: Updating $1M+ Houses, It’s A Thing

Staging, and Decorating: While practitioners of each insist they’re different, the line has gotten even more blurred of late with $1M+ properties for sale in Westchester County. Stager-ating:  Important aesthetic updates to get a high end house noticed, and sold is … Continued

Decorating With, and For an Aries

Endeavors like decorating succeed when they nail the process, as well as the results. As a provider, or someone participating significantly with the decider, knowing what resonates with them is key.   Considered the beginning, or birth of the zodiac cycle-Aries … Continued

Fads and Trends: Where They Come From, and Why They Matter

Calling something a fad or trend isn’t a complement. Used dismissively, it suggests a short-sighted, insignificant, or immature choice. As a stager and a decorator I guide clients on making costly and meaningful decisions about their spaces, possessions and acquisitions. … Continued

Colors You Love: Going for the Greys!

Colors We Love: Going for the Grays!

If  you’re chromophobic, but know it’s time to paint, all the decor chatter extolling the virtues of grey sure sounds like good news. I mean, it’s grey! How hard can it be?? Have you been to a paint counter lately??  Greys … Continued